Day of Deliberation

This program is designed to engage students in decisions about the past, present, and future of California through deliberation and civil discourse. Students will learn about the legislative process, water rights in California, the National Park Service, and the conservation movement in the United States by examining the use of Yosemite National Park’s Hetch Hetchy Valley in 1913. The program includes pre- and post-classroom activities; a 90-minute, moderated deliberative forum held at the Autry; and a guided tour of related exhibitions. For more information, please e-mail

Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

The Albertsons Companies Foundation • AltaMed • Honda R&D Americas, Inc. • Phyllis H. Barbato • Molly and Neal H. Brockmeyer • The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation • Frank H. Countner and Susan L. Countner • Dwight Stuart Youth Fund • Edison International • David F. Eisenberg • Employees Community Fund of Boeing California • The Georgina-Fredrick Children’s Foundation • Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross • The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation • Carl W. Robertson and Susan W. Robertson • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California • Brenda and Gary Ruttenberg • Sony Pictures Entertainment • Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation • U.S. Bancorp • Wells Fargo